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Canada’s flag carrier shared in a press release that it had placed an order for 18 Boeing 787-10 aircraft. The first aircraft in this order is scheduled to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2025, and the last is slated to join the fleet in the first quarter of 2027.
Here’s everything you need to know about this exciting aircraft order from Air Canada.
Air Canada Orders 18 Boeing 787s
The order for 18 787-10 aircraft — with the option to take delivery of an additional 12 — will allow Air Canada to introduce newer, more efficient wide-body aircraft as it retires older models, and position itself for the future network growth it anticipates in the coming years.
“Air Canada has made investing in the passenger experience a core priority. Our experience shows customers greatly enjoy flying on the Dreamliner, so we are pleased to offer them a larger version of this popular aircraft, which will premiere a new, state-of-the-art interior cabin design. As importantly, the 787 is highly fuel efficient and will generate operational savings as well as support our sustainability goals of reducing emissions,” said Michael Rousseau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada.
Interestingly, Air Canada hinted at a new cabin design for these upcoming 787s. No further details were shared about the new design, but you can bet we’re eager to learn more.
The airline already operates the other 2 passenger variants of the 787 Dreamliner — it has 30 787-9s (with 2 more frames scheduled to be delivered) and 8 787-8s. The -10 variant is the largest in the 787 portfolio and can transport up to 330 passengers, though that depends on the airline’s chosen configuration, which Air Canada hasn’t yet shared. We highly doubt the planes will be configured that densely.
This order is the latest in the carrier’s push to lower the average age of its fleet and introduce more fuel-efficient aircraft. It continues to receive new Airbus A220 aircraft and has ordered 28 Airbus A321neo XLR aircraft, which are also set to be delivered in 2025.Hot Tip:
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Air Canada has ordered several brand-new Boeing 787-10 aircraft. Clearly, this jet has served the airline well, and it believes it’s the right choice to help it achieve its goals of decreasing its carbon footprint as well as enabling additional network expansion in the future.
We’re especially excited to see what the new “state-of-the-art” cabin design will look like — as soon as we know more, we’ll be sure to update this story!
Featured Image Credit: CNW Group/Air Canada
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